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Planning a Southern Sector Initiative

Insight Center for Community Economic Development

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $200,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2010–December 31, 2010
  • Location Oakland, CA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee

About this grant

This grant will support technical assistance from the Insight Center for Community Economic Development through its project, the National Network of Sector Partners. This national trade association for sectoral employment practitioners will develop and implement a southern sectoral employment initiative. Sectoral employment development aims to help low-income workers find, keep, and advance in good-paying jobs, while also improving the regional economy by addressing labor-market needs in targeted industry sectors. This initiative will be geared toward expanding support for sector initiatives in the South and creating upward mobility for low-wage, low-skilled workers.